GM offers soon-to-be idled UAW workers jobs in Mich. - WKRN News 2

GM offers soon-to-be idled UAW workers jobs in Mich.

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SPRING HILL, Tenn. – General Motors has offered union workers at the automaker's soon-to-be idled Spring Hill assembly plant 840 jobs in Delta Township, Michigan, where GM is relocating production of the Chevrolet Traverse.

More than 2,000 GM workers will be idled when assembly lines at GM's plant south of Nashville shut down November 25.

United Auto Workers Local 1853 President Mike O'Rourke said Thursday that a GM offer for some UAW workers to move was expected, but the 775 production and 65 skilled trades jobs are a "very positive number" for Spring Hill workers.

GM representatives did not immediately return telephone messages seeking comment.

O'Rourke predicts 840 workers will go.

He said "for some folks, it's going home, and for some others it's, 'I've got to feed my family."'

*The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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